“Pure and undefiled religion before God our Father is this: to look after widows and orphans in their distress…” James 1:27
Kamlesh and Ranu, like so many of our ministry partners are constantly modifying their ministry to meet the needs of the people they are reaching out to as well as to be obedient to the Lord as He leads and guides them. Before Kamlesh and Ranu took over the ministry of Good Samaritan Sewa Kendra (GSSK) from Ranu’s parents, the focus of the ministry was medical. When Kamlesh and Ranu joined GSSK their vision was to start a school for the cobra children and to continue evangelizing areas of Central India through mobile medical missions her parents operated. As Ranu’s parents’ health became an issue, the mobile medical ministry was replaced with village evangelism. Those ministries continue today and continue to grow. What started as a single school five years ago has now grown to two school compounds with four separate buildings with over 250 students. The outreach continues to spread to more small villages and numerous house churches hold regular Bible studies.
The Lord has continued to work on the hearts of Kamlesh and Ranu, and over the years they have helped widows and their children as they could. The rewards of this ministry are very satisfying, and the Lord has blessed Harvesters with the funding to help to support this ministry on a regular basis. We are praying that the Lord will grow this fledgling ministry by supplying additional supporters.
The ministry is more than just an outreach to widows, although they are an important part of the group. Kamlesh and Ranu have designed a ministry to meet the growing needs of seniors. As the couple watch their own families aging, the Lord has placed the needs of this large group of individuals on their heart. During the Christmas season they held a special fellowship for seniors which included a lunch and festivities. Fun was had by all!
This is just another example of Harvesters mission to come alongside national missionaries and partner with them to fulfill their visions. Our partners live in the communities and know the needs far better than we ever would. We count it a privilege to be the fund raising arm for those who are working in areas such as Kamlesh and Ranu where we, as westerners, would have difficulty working. We are blessed to provide for the feet of those who share the Good News.